Popping Urban’s bubbles of privilege, liberalism, and grades

Mark Salkind, Head of School, blows bubbles in the garden.
February 10, 2015

Privilege Many Urban students argue that while the Urban “bubble” could generate positive discussion, at times it simply allows students to remain complacent in their place of privilege. “Every...

Focus: Urban’s equity initiative aims at raising academic success for all

Focus: Urban's equity initiative aims at raising academic success for all
November 4, 2011

On a recent October morning, Duncan Magidson (’12) stood up in the St. Agnes gym and smoothly presided over Urban’s all-school meeting as student body co-president. It was a long way from where...

Budget cuts to San Francisco schools hurt public school students

Budget cuts to San Francisco schools hurt public school students
April 11, 2010

Summer is just around the corner, and Urbanites are getting ready to wave goodbye to their teachers for just a few months. But in public schools across the state struggling to cope with the 17 billion...

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